Tompkins County
New York


Award of 2017 Tourism Capital Grants


Department:Strategic Tourism Planning BoardSponsors:


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Resolution/Document Body

WHEREAS, the Tompkins County Tourism Program includes Tourism Capital Grants and Tompkins County Area Development (TCAD) administers the Tourism Capital Grants process, which includes designing the application, reviewing and analyzing the feasibility and economic impact of tourism capital projects, and providing oversight for tourism capital projects, and


              WHEREAS, funding exists within the Room Occupancy Tax-funded Tompkins County Tourism Program budget for Tourism Capital Grants, and


              WHEREAS, TCAD reviewed the following projects with the Strategic Tourism Planning Board (STPB), and the STPB anticipates that the following projects will encourage the development of tourism products and attractions in order to improve community assets, to increase tourism business in the County, and to increase the income from the Room Occupancy Tax, and the following grant awards have been recommended by the STPB, now therefore be it


              RESOLVED, on recommendation of the Budget, Capital, and Personnel Committee, That the following Tourism Capital Grants be awarded in 2017:




Center for the Arts (Hangar) - Dickens


Center for Transformative Action (Floating Classroom) - Study


Community School of Music and Arts - 3rd Floor Phase 2


Finger Lakes Land Trust  - Trail


Friends of Stewart Park - Pavilion


Ithaca Youth Bureau - Rink


PRI - Smith Woods


Sciencenter - Get Fit!


The History Center - Heritage Center



RESOLVED, further, That TCAD is paid an amount up to $12,839 for administrative evaluation and oversight services in 2017,


RESOLVED, further, That the County Administrator or his designee is authorized to sign any agreements with the award recipients and TCAD pertaining to this program,


RESOLVED, further, That the Tourism Capital Grant Program budget for 2017 is increased by $47,337 bringing the total 2017 budget for this program from $210,105 to $257,442:

              6475.54625 Tourism Capital Grant Program                                                                      $47,337

              6475.41113 Room Tax                                                                                                                $47,337


Center for the Arts (Hangar) - Dickens - Type II-20

Center for Transformative Action (Floating Classroom) - Study - Type II-20

Community School of Music and Arts - 3rd Floor Phase 2 - Type II-1

Finger Lakes Land Trust - Trail - Type II-1

Friends of Stewart Park - Pavilion - Type II-1

Ithaca Youth Bureau - Rink - Type II-2

PRI - Smith Woods - Type II-10

Sciencenter - Get Fit! - Type II-20

The History Center - Heritage Center - Type II-1

Meeting History

May 8, 2017 4:00 PM  Budget, Capital and Personnel Committee Regular Meeting
MOVER:Glenn Morey, Member
SECONDER:Michael Sigler, Vice Chair
AYES:James Dennis, Michael Sigler, Glenn Morey
EXCUSED:Leslyn McBean-Clairborne, Daniel Klein
May 16, 2017 5:30 PM Media Tompkins County Legislature Regular Meeting
MOVER:Glenn Morey, Member
SECONDER:Dooley Kiefer, Member
AYES:Carol Chock, James Dennis, Rich John, Dooley Kiefer, Daniel Klein, Michael Lane, Leslyn McBean-Clairborne, Martha Robertson, David McKenna, Glenn Morey, Michael Sigler, Peter Stein
EXCUSED:Will Burbank
AWAY:Anna Kelles